Definition of Genus Nycticorax
1. Noun. Old World night herons.
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Ardeidae, Family Ardeidae
Member holonyms: Black-crowned Night Heron, Nycticorax Nycticorax
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Nycticorax
Literary usage of Genus Nycticorax
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Check-list of North American Birds by American Ornithologists' Union (1910)
"... to northern Lower California, southern Arizona, and Michoacan, Mexico; winters from southern California to southern Mexico. genus Nycticorax T. FORSTER. ..."
2. The Birds of Eastern North America Known to Occur East of the Nineteenth by Charles Barney Cory, Field Museum of Natural History (1899)
"LINN. Green Heron. Temperate North America; Canada to Gulf States, and West Indies; breeds nearly throughout its range. genus Nycticorax. STEPH. ..."
3. Handbook of Birds of the Western United States: Including the Great Plains by Florence Merriam Bailey (1921)
"genus Nycticorax. General Characters. — Bill comparatively short and stout; head crested, and, in breeding plumage, with a few long white cord-like plumes ..."